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Cost of Living Comparison Between Chicago, IL and New York, NY 

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Consumer Prices in New York, NY are 26.52% higher than in Chicago, IL
Consumer Prices Including Rent in New York, NY are 47.88% higher than in Chicago, IL
Rent Prices in New York, NY are 79.84% higher than in Chicago, IL
Restaurant Prices in New York, NY are 30.98% higher than in Chicago, IL
Groceries Prices in New York, NY are 32.83% higher than in Chicago, IL
Local Purchasing Power in New York, NY is 18.44% lower than in Chicago, IL
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Restaurants [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 $ 20.00 $      +33.33 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 $ 80.00 $      +33.33 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $ 9.00 $      +28.57 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 7.00 $      +40.00 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6.00 $ 8.00 $      +33.33 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.89 $ 4.59 $      +17.96 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 $ 2.02 $      +7.27 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.57 $ 1.68 $      +7.15 %
Markets [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.03 $ 4.31 $      +42.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.55 $ 3.52 $      +38.01 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.07 $ 2.95 $      +42.65 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.35 $ 3.57 $      +51.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.88 $ 7.26 $      +48.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 4.73 $ 5.89 $      +24.59 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.89 $ 6.82 $      +15.73 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.15 $ 2.72 $      +26.32 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.74 $ 1.08 $      +46.58 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.76 $ 2.72 $      +55.24 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.56 $ 2.74 $      +75.84 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.04 $ 1.86 $      +78.54 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.08 $ 1.56 $      +44.84 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.38 $ 2.23 $      +61.49 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 $ 2.31 $      -3.10 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.50 $ 15.00 $      +3.45 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.91 $ 2.16 $      +13.38 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.09 $ 2.90 $      +38.39 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 $ 14.50 $      +11.54 %
Transportation [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $ 2.75 $      +10.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 105.00 $ 127.00 $      +20.95 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.25 $ 2.50 $      -23.08 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.25 $ 2.60 $      +15.56 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 24.00 $ 30.00 $      +25.00 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.09 $ 3.05 $      -1.48 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,955.00 $ 21,845.00 $      +4.25 %
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,572.00 $ 20,857.62 $      +1.39 %
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 126.58 $ 133.38 $      +5.37 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.08 $      -47.93 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61.87 $ 63.49 $      +2.62 %
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 48.76 $ 80.38 $      +64.85 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.12 $ 33.18 $      +32.11 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12.50 $ 16.00 $      +28.00 %
Childcare [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,138.00 $ 2,337.15 $      +105.37 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,040.00 $ 38,291.67 $      +138.73 %
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.70 $ 54.83 $      +4.03 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.87 $ 38.32 $      -3.90 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 82.66 $ 87.37 $      +5.70 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.95 $ 127.19 $      +11.62 %
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,836.43 $ 3,144.02 $      +71.20 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,166.81 $ 2,050.81 $      +75.76 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,516.10 $ 6,607.59 $      +87.92 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,071.49 $ 3,647.37 $      +76.07 %
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 361.06 $ 1,289.44 $      +257.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 189.64 $ 575.19 $      +203.30 %
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,084.08 $ 4,925.71 $      +20.61 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.34 4.28      -1.47 %
Last update: August 2019August 2019
Contributors:397507
Data from past:18 months18 months
Currency: USD